Secondary Literature on the Age of the Second World War

This collection includes secondary literature on the themes covered by the Oxford Handbook on Gender, War and the Western World since 1600. We have also added select secondary literature on regions and themes the handbook does not cover. The majority of the texts are in English with some texts in French, German or Russian.

The most important wars for this period include:

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"Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung", and "Forum Männer in Theorie und Praxis der Geschlechterverhältnisse". Männlichkeit und Krieg: Dokumentation einer Fachtagung des Forum Männer in Theorie und Praxis der Geschlechterverhältnisse und der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung am 7./8. November 2003 in Berlin In Schriften zur Geschlechterdemokratie. Berlin: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, 2004.
Abdulhadi, Rabab, Evelyn Alsultany, and Nadine Christine Naber. Arab and Arab American Feminisms: Gender, Violence, and Belonging. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2011.
Ablovatski, Eliza. "Between Red Army and White Guard: Women in Budapest, 1919." In Gender and War in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe, edited by Nancy M. Wingfield and Maria Bucur-Deckard, 70-94. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006.
Abrahamsen, Samuel. Norway's Response to the Holocaust. New York: Holocaust Library, 1991.
Abrams, Lynn. "A Wartime Family Romance: Narratives of Masculinity and Intimacy during World War Two." In Nine Centuries of Man: Manhood and Masculinity in Scottish History. Edinburgh University Press, 2017.
Abrams, Lynn, and Elizabeth Harvey. Gender Relations in German History: Power, Agency, and Experience from the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1996.
Abrams, Lynn, and Elizabeth Ewan. Nine Centuries of Man: Manhood and Masculinity in Scottish History. Edinburgh University Press, 2017.
Accad, Evelyne. Sexuality and War: Literary Masks of the Middle East. New York: New York University Press, 1990.

Contents: 1. Sexuality and sexual politics: conflicts and contradictions for contemporary women. 2. An occulted aspect of the war in Lebanon. 3. Hanan al-Shaykh: despair, resignation, masochism, and madness. 4. Etel Adnan: courage, engagement, and self-sacrifice. 5. Andrée Chedid: determination, vision, endurance, and belief in humanity. 6. Active nonviolence versus victimization. 7. Tawfiq Yusuf Awwa : revolution, ethics, revenge, and destiny. 8. Halim Barakat: despair, fear, revolt, tradition, and heroism. 9.

Acton, Carol, and Jane Potter. Working in a World of Hurt: Trauma and Resilience in the Narratives of Medical Personnel in Warzones. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015.
Adams, Jad. Women and the Vote: A World History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.
Adie, Kate. Corsets to Camouflage: Women and War. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2003.
Adlington, Lucy. Women's Lives and Clothes in World War II: Ready for Action. England, UK: Pen & Sword History, 2019.
Afflerbach, Holger, and Hew Strachan. How Fighting Ends: A History of Surrender. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Ahlbäck, Anders, and Ville Kivimäki. "Masculinities at War: Finland 1918-1950." NORMA: Nordisk tidsskrift for maskulinitetsstudier 3, no. 02 (2008): 115-131.
Ahonen, Pertti, Gustavo Corni, Jerzy Kochanowski, Rainer Schulze, Tamas Stark, and Barbara Stelzl-Marx. People on the Move: Forced Population Movements in Europe in the Second World War and Its Aftermath. Oxford, UK: Berg, 2008.
Alano, Jomarie. A Life of Resistance: Ada Prospero Marchesini Gobetti (1902-1968). Rochester, NY: Boydell & Brewer, University of Rochester Press, 2016.
Aleksievich, Svetlana. The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II. New York: Random House, 2017.
Aleksievich, Svetlana. The Unwomanly Face of War: an Oral History of Women in World War II, Edited by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. New York: Random House, 2017.
Aljunied, Syed Muhd Khair. "Against Multiple Hegemonies: Radical Malay Women in Colonial Malaya." Journal of Social History 47, no. 1 (2013): 153-175.
Allen, Louis. Singapore, 1941-1942. 2nd ed. London: Cass, 1993.
Allen, William Sheridan. The Nazi Seizure of Power: The Experience of a Single German Town, 1922-1945. New York: F. Watts, 1984.
Allende, Iker González. Líneas de Fuego: Género y Nación en la Narrativa Española durante la Guerra Civil (1936-1939) In (Colección Estudios críticos de literatura ; 49). Madrid, Spain: Biblioteca Nueva, 2011.
Allport, Alan. Demobbed: Coming Home After the Second World War. New Haven, CT; London: Yale University Press, 2009.
Alonso, Harriet Hyman. Peace as a Women's Issue: A History of the U.S. Movement for World Peace and Women's Rights. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1993.
Alpert, Michael. A New International History of the Spanish Civil War. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994.
Alvah, Donna. "U.S. Military Wives in the Philippines, from the Philippine War to World War II." In A Companion to Women's Military History, edited by Barton C. Hacker and Margaret Vining, 431-452. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2012.
Aly, Götz, Peter Chroust, and Christian Pross. Cleansing the Fatherland: Nazi Medicine and Racial Hygiene. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994.
Amatangelo, Susan. Italian Women and War: Sisters in Arms from the Unification to the Twentieth Century. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2016.
Amesberger, Helga, Katrin Auer, and Brigitte Halbmayr. Sexualisierte Gewalt: Weibliche Erfahrungen in NS-Konzentrationslagern. Vienna: Mandelbaum, 2004.
The Home Front in Britain: Images, Myths and Forgotten Experiences Since 1914, Edited by Maggie Andrews and Janis Lomas. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Angrick, Andre, and Peter Klein. Die "Endlösung" in Riga: Ausbeutung und Vernichtung 1941–1944. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2006.
Applegate, Celia. A Nation of Provincials: The German Idea of Heimat. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.
Music and German National Identity, Edited by Celia Applegate and Pamela Maxine Potter. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002.
Archer, Bernice. "Internee Voices: Women and Children’s Experience of Being Japanese Captives." In Forgotten Captives in Japanese-Occupied Asia, edited by Karl Hack and Kevin Blackburn, 224-242. London: Routledge, 2008.
Archer, Emerald. Women, Warfare, and Representation: American Servicewomen in the Twentieth Century. London; NY: Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017.
War and Women Across Continents: Autobiographical and Biographical Experiences, Edited by Shirley Ardener, Fiona Armitage-Woodward and Lidia Dina Sciama. New York: Berghahn Books, 2016.

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